Official Obituary of

Gerald "Michael" Cronin

April 29, 1950 ~ March 27, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Gerald Cronin Obituary

 G. Michael Cronin of Auburn, AL passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 following a short battle with cancer. He was 73. 

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home in Opelika, AL. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 AM until time of services. 

Michael was born April 29, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida to Gerald “Hook” Cronin and Doris Hudson Cronin. 

Michael was a member of the Twin City Lodge #76 F&AM, where he served as Treasurer. He was also a lifelong Eagle Scout. 

He retired from a long, successful sales career in the computer and technology industry, managing territories from the East Coast to South America. Michael graduated from Auburn University in 1973 with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Design, followed by a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 1975. He went on to achieve a masters degree in Business Administration from Xavier University in 1978.

Michael had a deep love for all things Auburn, especially football. He was a member of the Samford Society, The George Petrie Society, and a lifetime member of the Auburn Alumni Association. 

He loved to travel, especially to Maui and Key West. He had a passion for art and antiques, and enjoyed collecting gum-ball machines. Michael loved to share his passions and enjoyed teaching others about them, especially his grandchildren. 

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Deborah G. Cronin, of Auburn, AL; daughters, Carey Cronin, Oklahoma City, OK and Katie Cronin Davis (Brandon), Enterprise, AL; two grandchildren, Wyatt & Kinley Davis, Enterprise, AL.

Memorial donations may be made to the Glioblastoma Foundation to help fund future research. 

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April 2, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home
1500 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL 36801

Memorial Service
April 2, 2024

11:00 AM
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home
1500 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL 36801


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